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Calgary has the second lowest cost of living in Canadian cities and is more affordable than many large North American cities. We also have the most affordable housing market in North America.
In Alberta, provincial tax, personal income taxes and inheritance taxes are among the lowest in the country. Not only is provincial health care insurance free, but Alberta is also the only province without a sales tax in Canada, with only 5% GST.
In terms of the cost of goods and services, check out Statistics Canada’s Consumer Price Index to see how Calgary measures up against other Canadian cities: